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Volunteer today for racing charities!


Charities working across the sport are frequently in need of valuable support from volunteers – on an ongoing basis or just to support a particular event.

Volunteering is a great way to help the causes you support, and can even boost your CV and help you make new friendships.

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Opportunities to volunteer with racing industry charities will be found through Careers in Racing and the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

A selection of charities that rely on volunteers:

  • Racing Welfare
  • Palace House
  • Racehorse Sanctuary & Rehoming Centre
  • The Racehorse Rescue Centre
  • The British Thoroughbred Rehoming Centre
  • Greatwood
  • and more…

Example roles include administrative or specialist business support, fundraising-specific tasks, or hands-on with horses.

Click the logos below to find volunteering opportunities…

Careers in Racing:

Sport and Recreation Alliance – Join In:

If you are a racing charity looking to recruit volunteers, simply contact lucy@racingtoschool.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

Eglantine Du Seuil 14.03.19 78a 27 September 2019

Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to benefit from Cheltenham Festival race auction

A unique opportunity has arisen for an individual or company to secure a race staged under the name of their choice at The Cheltenham Festival in March.

The race sponsorship for the Grade 2 G2 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, which takes place as race six on St Patrick’s Thursday (March 12th 2020) has been funded anonymously.

The sponsorship platform will be offered to the highest bidder at an exclusive auction, which will be staged on Tuesday, October 1 at the Greenhouse Charity Dinner at Annabel’s, the legendary nightclub in London’s Mayfair. The event will be hosted by Mike Sherwood and Ali Churchill.

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Wyndham Walks as part of their fundraising for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to buy much-needed state of the art equipment.

In addition to the naming rights to the race, the highest bidder will also acquire other benefits, including an invitation to an exclusive sponsors’ preview with champion jockey Richard Johnson in London ahead of The Festival; hospitality for up to 30 guests on the day of the race as well as advertisements in the racecard and on course.

Carey Weeks, Head of Partnerships for the South West region of The Jockey Club, commented: “Thanks to the generosity of the race sponsor, this one-off chance to name the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival has now arisen.

“This is an exciting development and I am sure there will be plenty of interest at the auction on October 1. It is also gratifying to see that all proceeds from the auction will be going to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.”

Pictured: last year’s winner Eglantine Du Seuil on the home straight

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